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Autism in the Workplace By: Christine Van Pelt. What is Autism?. Developmental disability Lifelong Affects their communication and interaction with others Behavioral effects How they see the world Spectrum disorder. Autism Today. Cause Cure Recovery Statistics.

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    1. Autism in the Workplace By: Christine Van Pelt

    2. What is Autism? • Developmental disability • Lifelong • Affects their communication and interaction with others • Behavioral effects • How they see the world • Spectrum disorder

    3. Autism Today • Cause • Cure • Recovery • Statistics

    4. Social Communication and Interaction • Unaware of unwritten social rules • May appear insensitive • Isolation or confused social interaction • Literal understanding of language • Different type of communication • Extended conversation

    5. Understanding How They Think • Other’s thoughts and actions • Order and change • Concept of danger

    6. How to Support Them • Don’t make assumptions • Be precise and detailed • Clear expectations • Use multiple types of communication • Double check their understanding • Patience and positivity

    7. Successful Management • Meetings for feedback and monitoring • Involvement • One-on-one training • Understanding of their strengths and difficulties

    8. Questions?